This week the folks at Pebble have made official their hiring of two new professionals to their design team. Both Itai Vonshak and Liron Damir will join Pebble as Head of Product/UX team and Head of Design respectively. This moves comes after the reveal of Pebble Steel earlier this year and Pebble Fresh, Hot, and Fly earlier this month.
At the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend, BMW took the opportunity to flaunt one of its limited edition 6 Series Gran Coupe to the crowd. The 650i Gran Coupe is different from its brethren in one detail alone. It bears the markings of audio engineers Bang & Olufsen, making it clear that this car sounds as good as it looks.
Glympse is bringing its location-sharing app to Pebble's smartwatches, allowing wearers to quickly allow their contacts to see where they are for a limited time, all from the wrist. The app, already available for iOS and Android among other platforms, lets the user's position be revealed to others for up to a four hour period.
It’s time to get in shape, so suggests Magellan with their newest smart sports watch Echo Fit. This smartwatch is able to track your activity, track your sleep, and look like a relatively non-obtrusive piece of machinery while it does so. This isn’t your normal massive or otherwise overly obtuse-looking smartwatch.
Pebble is getting its Swatch on, with a new trio of limited edition smartwatches - dubbed Fresh, Hot, and Fly - for those who want something more vibrant on their wrist. The lime green (Fresh), bright pink (Hot), and baby blue (Fly) versions have exactly the same functionality as the original Pebble, but get new face colors and matching straps.
Wearable firm Misfit has inked a deal with Pebble to turn the smartwatch into a fitness tracker, allowing users to monitor their steps and activity direct from a new watchface. The free Pebble app, available today, is also joined by an updated Misfit app for iPhone, which pulls in even more information from the smartwatch.
Honeywell's new Lyric isn't the only smart thermostat system the HVAC company offers, with its evohome Smart Zoning Thermostat gaining support for Pebble in a new update. Wearers of the smartwatch will be able to remotely control each individual thermostat from their wrist, among other things.